It might seem like George R. R. Martin's got a hit list with all your favorite Game of Thrones characters on it, but he's really not such a bad guy—in this case, he just wants them to take some time off and "gallivant all over the world."
Kristian Nairan—Hodor to you, mister—told Yahoo! News he and Bran won't be back for the next killing season. "We have a season off and we have a year's hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books," Nairn said.
Not to worry, though. While Ol' Georgie consults his Big Book of 1,001 Incredibly Violent Ways to Die, Nairn will be busy taking Rave of Thrones, his GoT-themed DJ show, on an international tour.